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The Ekiti State Government has warned public officials against careless or wilful damage of public properties, Ekiti News reports.

According to the government, the state would no longer tolerated sabotage from its officials.

The officials were also urged to take proper care of office furniture/equipment, vehicles and other government assets in their care.

Dr. John Ekundayo, the Director General of the Ekiti State Office of Transformation and Service Delivery gave the charge in Ado Ekiti during a verification tour of some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ascertain the work condition with a view to proactively checkmate inefficiency and promote effective service delivery.

The Director General, who explained that the exercise was targeted at ensuring that all MDAs are delivering in line with the six strategic actionable pillars of the Governor Biodun Oyebanji administration, reiterated the commitment of the government to the provision of a conducive working atmosphere.

Ekundayo emphasised that Oyebanji has invested so much to provide necessary facilities including utility vehicles, office accommodations and furniture to ensure smooth running of government business and appealed to the users to safeguard them and make sure that they are properly utilized.

The Director General additionaly stated that government may not be able to attend to all requests at the same time, adding that MDAs must fashion out ways of blocking all leakages as careless or wilful damage of public properties would no longer be tolerated.

Ekundayo, who frowned at the carefree attitude of some public officers to government assets and working tools advised government functionaries to handle the equipment as if they are theirs.

He said the Oyebanji administration remains committed to employee-friendly environment in the state to guarantee optimal productivity and would continue to provide necessary apparatus to drive the success of the administration.

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